What Our Clients Say…

My School Preschool / Cherry Hills Village, CO

“Scott Smith and Stonehill Consulting saved our school.  Scott came in and did the dirty work that nobody wanted to do, and he did it with a smile on his face every day.  Not only did he help us with structure and board governance, he also helped us hire our first ever Executive Director, who has been terrific.  We needed Scott and his expertise every step of the way, and he delivered!”

Becky Gutrich
Former President, Board of Directors


Starlight Children’s Foundation / Aurora, CO

“Scott Smith and Stonehill Consulting are exactly what we wanted them to be, and more.  We were in need of an interim director and we also needed help searching for a permanent one.  Scott was wonderful.  He has a sense of humor, he is smart as a whip, and he truly knows this industry.  He felt like part of the team from the minute he walked in the door.  Scott knows his stuff, and we were all impressed with his ability to talk to board members, donors, staff of all levels, and the families we serve, with professionalism and heart.  Scott is a huge reason why we survived this process, and came out in a better position than before.  Thank you Scott, you deserve a cape!”

Becky Gutrich
President, Board of Directors


Montessori Academy of Colorado / Denver, CO

“Stonehill Consulting was hired to guide the Montessori Academy of Colorado through all aspects of a transition process resulting from the loss of the Executive Director. Throughout the transition process Stonehill Consulting the was truly exceptional in every aspect – effective transition management, successful continuance of on-going organizational operations, exceptional communication of transition events as they proceeded, and the successful hire of a truly outstanding Executive Director that has remained in place for several years – all components of the services provided by Stonehill Consulting were exemplary.”

Aimee Bernard, PhD
Former Executive Member, Board of Directors


Adams State College Foundation / Alamosa, CO    

“Stonehill transformed the Adams State College Foundation from a passive recipent of gifts into a proactive fundraising organization. They are polished, highly proficient and fun to work with. A great investment!”

Ms. Genevieve Cooper
Former President, Board of Directors


Cheyenne Village / Colorado Springs, CO

“In 2009 Stonehill Consulting conducted a feasibility study in Colorado Springs to measure the community’s support of our proposed capital project.  The findings were that we not ready for a capital project without first launching a multi-faceted highly targeted awareness campaign to increase the visibility and understanding of our services.

Over the next 12 months, Stonehill Consulting helped develop and implement a moves management approach to donors and to create a new signature event with high end appeal.

The results have been amazing.  In one year, our targeted donors increased their giving by 72%, and our new event raised $125,000 in 2011 and $160,000 in 2012.  Because of the counsel and ongoing support of Stonehill Consulting, our community has become much more aware of Cheyenne Village and has increased their support as a result.”

Jeannie Porter
Senior Manager – Fund Development